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March 28, 2007

A Whopper of a Move

First, it was Wolfgang Puck. Now, Burger King also goes cruelty free:

In what animal welfare advocates are describing as a “historic advance,” Burger King, the world’s second-largest hamburger chain, said yesterday that it would begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that did not confine their animals in cages and crates.

The company said that it would also favor suppliers of chickens that use gas, or "controlled-atmospheric stunning," rather than electric shocks to knock birds unconscious before slaughter. It is considered a more humane method, though only a handful of slaughterhouses use it.
I'm not a vegan nor a vegetarian, but this is a smart move. There's no need for cruelly treating the animals that serve as our food source. If other companies follow suit, human treatment could be the norm, not the exception in the food industry.


posted at 6:47 PM by Wonky Muse

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